A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Exact location, longitude -69.9074° West, latitude -19.7859° South, depth = 22.52 km. The temblor was detected at 11:01:01 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000b8bw. Event ids that are associated: us6000b8bw. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 11:01:01 / August 2, 2020 @ 11:01 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.52 km (14 miles).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km NNE of Iquique, Chile.
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